Conversation

From Traditional to Gaming: The Concept of Play in Murat Palta's Art

Conversation
From Traditional to Gaming: The Concept of Play in Murat Palta's Art

From Traditional to Gaming: The Concept of Play in Murat Palta's Art

Moderator: Can Oral

Time: 18:00-19:30

Can Oral, the founder and creative director of Cultic Games, is moderating a conversation with Murat Palta about merging traditional art forms, such as miniatures, with computer games. The discussion will explore how gaming culture and its components have influenced Palta's works and how he has incorporated them into his creations through readings and analyses of his art. Additionally, the technical process will be explained and shared with the audience.

About the Speakers:

Embarking on a storytelling journey through cinema, Can Oral transitioned into the interactive storytelling world of games after directing numerous films and commercials, with the success of his first game, Stygian, on Kickstarter. He has served as Cultic Games's manager and creative director for over eight years. Stygian has been ranked as the top Lovecraft-inspired video game by Game Rant, while Cultic's second game, “Cats and the Other Lives”, is described by users as a "punch to the gut" due to its theatrical narrative.

Murat Palta graduated from the Graphic Design Department of Dumlupınar University in 2012 and worked at various advertising agencies in Istanbul. In 2013, he participated in a Miniature and Illumination Art workshop at the International Festival of Miniature and Illumination in Tlemcen, Algeria. In 2017, he was invited to the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. In 2018, Palta designed the poster for the 37th Istanbul Film Festival and collaborated with brands such as Apple and Levi’s in 2019. The artist currently lives and works in Istanbul.

Murat Palta blends pop culture elements with traditional techniques through his miniatures to create a modern artistic language. Similar to the Ottoman miniature painters, Palta explores and portrays contemporary literature, cinema, and events in his work while retaining the essence of ancient manuscripts. However, unlike the miniature painters of that era, the artist speaks to future audiences. Beyond interpreting popular culture in miniature form, he uses elements from popular culture as tools to explore the relevance of mythology, philosophy, and historical events in today's world. Naturally, the characters in his compositions transcend their initial meanings and become secondary characters to the story being told. Within bright and exaggerated colors, he fearlessly reflects the absurdity brought about by inevitable anachronism, portraying the contemporary with dark humor.

* To attend this conversation, you can register by using the "Register" button on the page and receive your free event invitation. Registrations will open 4 days before the event date (15.04.2024, at 18:00) and the "Register" button will become visible then. Participation is limited to a quota of 120 people.

19 April 2024 Friday 18:00

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